Impact of Domestic Factors on Perceptions of Internationalization at a Public University in Vietnam

The 3rd International Conference on Education and Social Science Research (ICESRE 2020) Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia – 14 November 2020

Proceedings of the the 3rd International Conference on Education & Social Science Research (ICESRE) 2020

22 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2021

Date Written: June 16, 2021

Abstract

This article reports on perceptions of internationalization by institutional stakeholders at a Vietnamese public university. The study utilized document analysis, interviews and questionnaires, revealing a noticeably different view of internationalization that commonly found in the global literature. In particular, the university’s internationalization efforts tended to take a more inward focus on internationalizing domestic factors, placing more priority on enhancing the knowledge of domestic students and encouraging higher qualifications for staff, rather than a more outward focus on broader goals such as attracting international students and expertise. Ultimately, the contemporary context of Vietnamese higher education was identified as having a key influence on the institution’s internationalization strategies.

Keywords: Vietnam; internationalization, public university, institutional context, inward focus, outward focus, domestic factors.

Suggested Citation

Thi Hong Nhung, Nguyen, Impact of Domestic Factors on Perceptions of Internationalization at a Public University in Vietnam (June 16, 2021). The 3rd International Conference on Education and Social Science Research (ICESRE 2020) Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia – 14 November 2020, Proceedings of the the 3rd International Conference on Education & Social Science Research (ICESRE) 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3868007 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3868007

Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung (Contact Author)

Vietnam National University (VNU) ( email )

144 Xuan Thuy
Cau Giay
Hanoi, 84
Vietnam

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